There are some things that real estate agents care about, and some things that we don’t care about. I can’t speak for all agents, but people like me who sell real estate for a living don’t always see things the same way that the industry leaders and experts see them.
We don’t always agree with our Realtor boards or the National Association of Realtors.
Most of us don’t care if the data on third-party property websites is accurate. I know I don’t — why should I? I am not the "data police" for someone else’s website.
I am a salesperson, and if I get a call from a prospective buyer about a listing that I sold a month ago I can find another house to sell to that individual. It doesn’t hurt me at all if one of my listings shows up on a website long after it has been sold.
The existence of so many sites with homes for sale on them hurts my business, and manually updating listings takes time away from important tasks like selling houses. If the sites did not exist, consumers would just find my listings on a local brokerage site like my own.